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Follow live: No. 17 USC takes on Washington

Steve Sarkisian faces his former team as the Trojans and QB Cody Kessler, who has 15 TDs and one interception this season, play the Huskies (live on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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Rangers win Game 1 in Toronto amid injuries

The Rangers won Game 1 of the ALDS in Toronto despite an injury to Adrian Beltre. The losses piled up for the Blue Jays on Thursday. But after leaving with injuries, Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista are expected to play in Friday's Game 2.

1hRamona Shelburne

Barnes: I went to ex-wife's to check on my sons

Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes said Thursday he went to his ex-wife's home to check on his 6-year old twin sons, and not to confront New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher.

Stephen A. goes off on Skip about Kobe (3:42)
Man nutmegs Man City academy (2:21)
4hArash Markazi

In Tommy Lasorda's office, the walls do talk

Each of the photos and mementos that crowd Tommy Lasorda's Dodger Stadium office -- "It's like a museum," he says -- tells a tale about his fascinating baseball life, Arash Markazi writes.

Mickelson chips in amazing shot (0:11)
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11hAaron Schatz

Schatz: Defense could put Pack over the top

Green Bay's defense ranks third in points allowed per game, but is the Clay Matthews-led unit built for the long haul? Aaron Schatz takes a look at the numbers.

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Man Child: How Aaron Donald became the NFL's best D-tackle

A baby-faced He-Man, Aaron Donald has quickly developed into the NFL's most dominating defensive lineman not named J.J. Watt, though some already have him on par with the Houston giant.

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SportsCenter @SportsCenter

After missing his first 2 field goals of the year, Adam Vinatieri has made his last 5, including that 42-yard attempt to put Indy up 13-0.

Sam Khan Jr. @skhanjr

SMU QB Matt Davis off to a nice start. 9-of-14 passing for 107 yards, 2 TDs plus 73 rushing and a TD. SMU leads UH 21-14 (6:16 Q2) #SMUvsHOU

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Game 1 of the ALDS will resume at approximately 8:15 p.m. CT

Washington at (17) USC on ESPN

USC coach Steve Sarkisian will face his former team for the first time when Washington heads to the Coliseum. Despite the loss to Stanford, USC is ranked No. 2 in ESPN's FPI and has a 44% chance to win the Pac-12. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Houston knots game at 14
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Kenneth Farrow ran for a 2-yard TD, and the Mustangs and Cougars are tied in the second quarter on ESPN2.

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No criminal charges for Matt Barnes

In an email to ESPN, the Redondo Beach Police Department stated: "RBPD did respond to an incident and complete a report. The report was reviewed and there is no basis for criminal charges. No further information is being released at this time about the location or those involved." Story

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Matthew Berry's Love/Hate Week 5

Berry can't get enough of the rookie who ran all over the Cardinals a week ago. With the Packers on the docket, who allow the third-most yards before contact and yards per rush, Todd Gurley could go off on Sunday. Love/Hate Week 5

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Jim Caple Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Josh Hamilton on Adrian Beltre's reluctance to leave game despite a back so painful he had to wipe away tears: "That says a lot about him and what kind of player he is, what kind of man he is. For him to get emotional like that shows how much he cares about this game, about his teammates and about this organization."

Packers Defense not a weakness anymore

You know their offense is great, but this year, the Packers D is tied for second in the NFL with 17 sacks, and they rank fourth with an adjusted sack rate of 10 percent. Aaron Schatz: Complete team (Insider)

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Turris turning it on vs. Sabres

Buffalo rookie Jack Eichel, the No. 2 overall pick, came into the game as the headliner, but it is Kyle Turris who has tallied twice for Ottawa. The Senators have a 2-0 lead. Follow live


SMU hits back in a hurry
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Matt Davis completed a 9-yard pass to Ryheem Malone for 9 yds for SMU's second TD of the night. Last season against Houston, the Mustangs scored a total of 9 points en route to a 26-point loss.

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Houston answers to even score
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Greg Ward Jr. ran for 10 yards for a TD. The rushing TD is Ward's 8th of the year, and the Cougars are on the board live on ESPN2.

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Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

The Seahawks revised their initial injury report to show RB Marshawn Lynch as a limited participant. He was originally listed as a non-participant. Sounds like some progress is being made.

Colts (2-2) at Texans (1-3)

Andrew Luck (shoulder) will miss his second straight game, and the Colts will turn to Matt Hasselbeck as they put their streak of 15 straight division road wins on the line. Houston will also point to its backup QB in Ryan Mallett, who was named the starter this week. The team with the best quarterback play wins? Follow live

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Booker suspended game for swinging at Hibbert

Jazz forward Trevor Booker has been suspended a game by the NBA for slapping Roy Hibbert in a preseason game, according to Yahoo! Sports.


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Kendrys Morales takes one deep. Looks like that quad injury from last week is feeling better. Astros 3, Royals 1, B2.